Steinberg ended its 2014 on a high note as it announced the release of the latest versions of Cubase. Cubase Pro 8 and its more affordable counterpart, Cubase Artist 8, feature a rebuilt audio engine, an extension of the Chord Track and render in-place capabilities. Already considered one of the world’s best DAWs, these new updates have certainly received a lot of positive feedback.
We would have to fill several blogs in order to highlight all the new features and enhancements that were unveiled with the new Cubase release. Yes, there are that many! So instead, we’re going to share with you some of the features of Cubase Artist 8 that audio production artists find most helpful, along with Steinberg’s list of the top 10 reasons you should update to Cubase Pro 8. But, we also want to encourage you to explore – in their entirety – the vast collection of tools that make these Cubase 8 versions the juggernauts they are.
About Cubase Artist 8:
Perfect for newcomers and seasoned musicians
Cubase 8 offers a rebuilt audio engine, which promises to deliver improved performance. While many enhancements in Cubase are exclusive to Cubase Pro, Cubase Artist is an affordable option that appeals to musicians, composers and songwriters with a budget. Check out what’s in store for you.
|New ASIO-Guard makes working on your projects feel as if you’ve got an entirely new computer. Enjoy an updated audio engine that allows for more CPU-intensive processes, such as plug-ins and virtual instruments. In short, the new audio engine leads to faster processing and improved performance.|
|The MixConsole enhances the mixing experience with flexible EQ/Dynamics channel strip modules. The new system displays values for gain, frequency and note pitch. You have the option to enter pitch notes and values rather than frequencies.|
Render in Place
|This feature allows you to bounce MIDI and audio parts easily. Define exactly what you want to include, trigger a command and note as a new audio track is created with all the effects settings copied over from the original source, plus your rendered audio event.|
About Cubase Pro 8:
Ten Reasons to Upgrade your Audio WorkStation
Cubase Pro 8 expands on all of the same incredible features found in Cubase Artist with a host of new features. Here are the top 10 reasons from Steinberg why you should upgrade to Cubase Pro.
- Performance boost for more instruments, more tracks and shorter loading/saving times
- VCA faders for complex mixing and automation workflows
- Render in-place: Bounce MIDI and audio parts easily
- Chord pads: A great way to playfully and creatively compose with chords
- Improved windows handling on PC, dockable rack and MediaBay plus a redesigned Track List
- Groove Agent SE 4 Acoustic Agent gives you a world-class virtual acoustic drummer
- Plug-in manager:Arrange, sort and group your effects and instruments
- New Virtual Bass Amp, Quadrafuzz v2, Multiband Expander, Multiband Envelope Shaper effects
- Mixing updates: Virgin territories automation mode, direct routing and Wave Meters
- Allen Morgan Pop-Rock Toolbox:30 construction kits, each with 25 to 30 audio and MIDI loops
Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8 master sound
Steinberg has been diligent in listening to customer feedback, and it shows in this latest Cubase release. Whether you want to start with the comprehensive, affordable audio tool selection of Cubase Artist or choose to purchase the top-of-the-line Cubase Pro DAW, you won’t regret your decision. You’ll be able to master sound production with some of the industry’s most powerful system.
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